Fields of Fire Test | Final Test - Hard

James Webb
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Goodrich pour out the agony he has felt for months?

2. Who does Goodrich tell about the scene when his platoon found Baby Cakes and Ogre?

3. What does the letter that Bagger takes off a dead enemy soldier reveal?

4. What is Goodrich offered after he writes a report about the killing of the man and woman?

5. What saves Senator from being riddled with bullets?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

1) Interpret examples of human weakness and heroism depicted in the novel.

2) Cite examples of how each is valid with regard to the fear and danger each character encounters.

3) How realistic is Webb in his descriptions of these human qualities?

Essay Topic 2

1) What role does racism play in the novel?

2) Explain the relevance of the Black Shack and the effect it has on both the white and black soldiers.

3) Describe the unrest that racism causes between white and black men fighting and relying upon one another in battle.

4) Specifically, analyze the moral dilemma that Cannonball faces because of racism during the war.

Essay Topic 3

1) Evaluate the elements of cause and effect in this story using examples from the novel.

2) Choose three events from the story which cause Senator's life to undergo a change.

3) How does he react to the events and their effects?

4) How does he grow emotionally in his own life and in his attitude toward the people in his life because of these changes?

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